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Troy Hicks: Thinking Through a Digital Deliberation: Handwriting and Typing

Troy Hicks: Thinking Through a Digital Deliberation: Handwriting and Typing | 6-Traits Resources | Scoop.it
In less than a month, I will be traveling to Rhode Island to participate in the fourth annual Summer Institute in Digital Literacy, and part of my role will be to kick off a session on “Digital Deliberations,” specifically on the topic of “typing vs. handwriting.”
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This is part one of an intriguing series about handwriting and typing.  Troy Hicks brings a scholar's mind and a parents real world point of view to this ongoing topic of interest.

 

As a young teacher, long before the turn of the century,  I recall fiery staff room debates on what might happen if students started using word processing software.

 

I saw the clear path from touch typing to the flow of keyboard composition. Others saw the '...tools of the devil!" 

 

Ironically, I ended up being responsible in my district for replacing IBM Selectrics with Apple //s & WordStar. 

 

Take a look! Troy Hicks gives us a fascinating read for the word nerd in all of us!

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6-Traits Resources: Word processing taught me how to spell.

6-Traits Resources: Word processing taught me how to spell. | 6-Traits Resources | Scoop.it

Here's a post that grew out of a conversation I had recently in my online course: Teaching and Assessing Writing with the 6-Traits.   The week we discuss conventions is always illuminating! ~ Dennis

 

Main point: Let's explicitly teach our students how to improve their spelling by seeing spell check and grammar check as individualized instruction from a slightly crazy robotic tutor. We can't always trust what the machine says. However it does give us a series of learning opportunities.

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Why You Should Write by Hand - GalleyCat

Why You Should Write by Hand - GalleyCat | 6-Traits Resources | Scoop.it
Some writers have discovered that writing your manuscript by hand can produce better results than simply typing your novel.
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